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-old young man to do. >> police say the boy's kidnapper 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. details are still unclear as law officials begin what they say say thorough and labor intensive investigation. nbc's kurt gregory has more. >> reporter: released in the small community of midland city, alabama, following the dramatic rescue of a 5-year-old held captive for seven days in an underground bunker. wait that a tightly knit community had been anxious to hear. >> at approximately 3:12 this afternoon, fbi agents safely recovered the child who's been held hostage for nearly a week. >> reporter: police say the boy has been held captive by 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes after dykes boarded a school bus last week, shot and killed the bus driver. fbi said negotiations with dykes deteriorated within the last 24 hours and that dykes was observed holding a gun. >> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: nbc news has learned a diversionary device was used and that the hostage rescue team entered in a door at the to
is in midland city this morning. so, are police still in contact with jimmy lee dykes? the man who grabbed the little boy? >> they are and they have been constantly. we're told by one of the special agents with the fbi on scene that the line of communication is open 24 hours a day and they're ready to speak with jimmy lee dykes whenever he's ready to speak with them. the sheriff of dale county is also using the media to communicate with mr. dykes. he said during a news conference that he wants to thank mr. dykes to deliver medication and color books and potato chips. he thanks mr. dykes for taking care of our boy. communication on the other side, outside of that bunker. we're told that the parent of this 5-year-old boy, ethan, are getting updates around the clock every hour on the hour, randi. >> how is the community holding up? certainly you can imagine when the media descends there, they can't enjoy being on national tv all the time, certainly over a case like this. >> well, i can tell you, we haven't met that yet. they want this story to get out. someone here in town has set up a twitte
that's been going on. jimmy lee dykes is the suspect. we've been informed by authorities there's been a major development in this case. that's about the only way they will classify what's happened. we have noted there's been some significant activity taking place on site. we saw two ambulances go and then leave the property. they didn't have their lights on. we've also seen clusters of authorities on site as well. all of this of course unusual from what weem been watching over the past several days. and then we've been told there's going to be a news conference and a fairly significant one in just a few minutes. there was a news conference that was held earlier today. it was by the local sheriff. and he insinuated for the first time there could be a motive to all this. listen to what he had to say. >> i can't really comment on anything specific. the communications, anything like that, that's been going on. what i can say generally is based on our discussion with mr. dykes, he feels like he has a story that's important to him. although it's very complex. we tried to make a safe environ
: investigators say they are continually negotiating with jimmy lee dykes, the man that they say shot pollen. >> they are showing that they have the patients necessary. >> reporter: the remainder of midland city hoping and praying for the safe return of a 5-year- old boy dykes is holding hostage. >> he is coming out. we don't know when and we won't ever know why we were faced with this as a community, as a whole. >> reporter: negotiators say the suspect is continually allowing these investigators, the fbi negotiators to delivery temperatures to the little boy including toys, food and much needed medicine. maureen? >> do you know anything more about jimmy lee dykes background? anything about what may have triggered him to shoot the bus driver then take the boy hostage. >> right, the motive, those are the questions we don't have answers to. we are learning more about the history, where he was in the service. he was decorated. since had run-ins with the law and people here describe him in negative terms as paranoid a survivalist, antigovernment type. no motive at this point. i spoke to the sher
to do. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, is dead. officials say they made the decision to raid the bunker after dykes began pacing and holding his gun. >> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: the news that ethan is safe and unharmed came as a relief to the community here in midland city. >> very special child. he's been through a lot. he's endured a lot. by the grace of god, you know, he's -- he's okay. >> reporter: teresa singletary was on the bus with ethan when dykes grabbed him. >> happy, hallelujah. >> reporter: it's believed dykes may have taken the boy hostage in order to air some grievances. >> he has a story that's important it him. although it's very complex. >> reporter: authorities have not yet revealed how dykes died, nor any further details of the raid. and anne-marie, the classes at midland elementary school resume today. surely his classmates and teachers will have a reason to rejoice. and ethan has another reason to celebrate. his 6th birt
negotiations were beginning to deteriorate between the suspect, jimmy lee dykes and authorities. police saw dykes with a gun. they felt ethan was in imminent danger. after 3:00 they decided to enter the underground bunker and rescue ethan. not clear how authorities stormed the bunker. witnesses say they heard two lou loud blasts. jimmy lee dykes was killed in the eration, we don't know by a blast, officer or if he killed himself. investigators praised ethan for being so brave. >> i have been off to the hospital. i have visited with ethan. he is doing fine. he is laughing, joking, playing, eating, and the things that you would expect a there manorral, 6-year-old young man to do. >> ethan is look frg waing forwo celebrating his birthday. tonight, president obama called director muler to compliment the work today and commended coordination between federal and local law enforcement. become to you. >> thank you. local care giver arrested for abuse inside a maryland group home. police say she attacked a disabled man and encouraged a rez didn resident to join in and fight caught on video. erica go
unharmed. police released a picture of the suspect. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. nbcfirmed in the navy in the '60s. he earned the a vet nam service medal. the school bus was towed away, that had been at the crime scene tuesday afternoon. dykes boarded that school bus and demanded a few children. when the bus driver refused, dykes shot and killed away and made away with a 5-year-old boy named ethan, believed to have asperger's syndrome. they have been holed up in this bunker now for several days now. police are communicating with him through a ventilation pipe. local residents are praying for a peaceful resolution. >>> joining me now with more, former fbi profiler and hostage negotiator clint van zandt. welcome to you, my friend. what a situation. going on five days now, but i know have you said the extended time might help negotiators. how does that work? >> alex, there is an old hostage negotiation axiom. time decreases stress and anxiety. that's what we want to do, bring down the stress and anxiety level of jimmy lee dykes, who is in there. we want him to strongly identify with ethan
of that bunker which is how they had knowledge jimmy lee dykes had a gun. fbi officials did confirm via e-mail that he thinks dykes was killed by law enforcement. but the fbi is processing the scene and they will release details about the shooting of dykes very soon. he says it's very important that the agency keeps certain tactics private. the feds need to protect their resources. a loud boom was heard on the scene when police stormed the bunker. they felt he was in imminent danger. last night they continued to sweep the property to check for buried bombs while the neighborhood behind me does in fact remain evacuated. martha: that little boy is celebrating a very big day tomorrow. i can't imagine what this has been like for his parents. are there any reports on how he's doing, how he's holding up at this point? >> he's doing very well. he's home or in the hospital with his mother on the eve of his 6th birthday. we are seeing the community come together. they are all signing birthday cards. the vigils we have seen nightly have turned into celebrations. >> it's been really hard on the comm
-year-old jimmy lee dykes was shot when authorities stormed the underground bunker where he was keeping this child. folks in the area say they are very happy this little boy is okay. >> we prayed for him to come out strong and safe and for his mother to wrap her arms around him and for him to know we have been praying. and it's unbelievable the support that this town has thrown in for this. >> relief was my first thought. everyone i have spoken to, just a tremendous feeling of relief. martha: i breathed a huge sigh of relief when i saw this little boy was released safely. here is congresswoman martha robey who represents the district where the little boy was taken. thank god this child is okay. what have we learned from this and was is your reaction to this mission this morning? >> let me say first to ethan and his mother and all of his family how relieved we are. i'm a mom. i have two small children. and i can just say beyond representing this district, more from the standpoint of a a mom, i can't imagine the anguish this family has gone through. and i would say to mr. poland's family,
. >> a weird story here. jimmy lee dykes is said to be making the child as comfortable as possible. allowing the police to send down cheez-its and a hot wheels car. meanwhile, funeral services were held yesterday for the bus driver he was accused of shooting. >>> nor on the killing of a former navy s.e.a.l. the suspect is now suicide watch. here's ryan owe whens with more. >> reporter: former navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris was such a good shot, he hit a target a mile way. the 48-year-old died at place he should have felt comfortable. this gun range south of dallas. defectives say he died at the hands of a young man he was trying to counsel. officers arrested this 25-year-old former marine, eddie ray ralph after a police chase. they say he turned the gun on kyle and a friend, murdering them both. he knew the stress of combat as well as anyone. he served four deployment, won seven med dallas of bravery and killed more than 150 people. he was the deadliest sniper in military history. >> i love the job, the guys, the camaraderie. >> reporter: on the home front, he became a best-selling author. in hi
the home of jimmy lee dykes. he had been holding the boy hostage for several days after grabbing him off a school bus and shooting the bus driver last week. the coroner said dikes is dead -- dykes is dead but the boy is safe. >>> now to the investigation of a navy seal killed by a man he was trying to mentor. officials are still trying to piece together what led up to the shooting. >> reporter: 25-year-old marine eddie ray routh was charged with murder in the death of chris kyle. authorities are working to determine the motive. kyle was one of the most skilled snipers in u.s. history. he once shot a target more than a mile away. a highly decorated navy seal, seven medals. kyle also knew the difficulties service members faced when they came home. >> you don't have an identity. >> reporter: so he dedicated himself to helping returning vets who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. >> chris had a difficult time tran sessioning himself. i think that's a big reason why he cared so much. >> reporter: police believe kyle was trying to help ross at the gun range -- help routh at the gun
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alabama is now a week old today. vietnam jimmy lee dykes now an alleged murderer remained holed up with a 5-year-old he took. >> the flag-dragged coffin carrying the 66-year-old bus driver where family and friends gathered to say good-bye. he was shot several times and killed before the gunman abducted the 5-year-old boy from the bus hchl e's been holding the 5-year-old in a bunker since tuesday. an escort of buses followed him to his final resting place. the school superintendent read letters from the children who rode his bus. poland was also a sunday school teacher. a cousin told me poland and his wife loved being around children. >> he always loved kids. it's not surprising he did what he did. >> reporter: after poland laid to rest people gathered in the city for a prayer vigil. they've been coming here every night hoping the standoff ends peacefully. they continue to speak to him through a ventilation pipe. on sunday they used the pipe to deliver items that the boy requested includes cheez-its and red hotwheels cars. investigators say dykes is making the boy as comfortable as
and medicine. police say 56-year-old jimmy lee dykes grabbed the autistic 6-year-old after fatally shooting the driver who was trying to shield the children. funeral services were held today. >>> pakistani activist malala yousufzai is awake and talking after successful operations to repair her skull and boost her hearing. taliban gunmen tried to assassinate 15-year-old malala in october because she had spoken out in favor of girls education. she is recovering in a british hospital. >>> tourists outside london's buckingham palace got a real surprise today. a man broke through a security cordon and held a large knife to his own neck. in second, police moved in, and that set off a brief confrontation. the man started waving the knife, running at one of the officers, the officer used a taser. the man dropped to the ground and was handcuffed and taken to a police station. >>> this time singer chris brown apparently won't face any civil or criminal charges. fellow singer frank ocean says brown jumped him leading to a brawl over a parking space a week ago at an l.a. recording studio. but ocean say
by the superintendent of school district where he worked. poland was driving the bus last week but jimmy lee dykes boarded it and demanded two children. he blocked him from reaching those little ones when he was shot several times. the local sheriff kept his remarks focused on poland. >> today is going to be a sad day for our family. please give them the peace to be able to do what they need to do in their time of mourning. >> we are live in midland city alabama. so much heartache in that community tonight. >> indeed. this bus driver was so well loved by people who knew him and strangers have grown to respect him because of his heroics on that school bus on tuesday. by all accounts charles poland loves his job and passengers. on hot days he provided cold water. on holidays he provided gifts and last tuesday he gave his life to protect the students who road his bus. >> he put his life before his kids that were on the bus, i think that's one of the biggest thing you can remember him for being a hero and saving those other kids. >> after the service poland's funeral procession was led by members of t
, his armed captor, an alleged killer, is dead. jimmy lee dykes grabbed the boy from a school bus six days ago. after holding the boy in a bunker for nearly a week now, talking with authorities through a pvc pipe things began breaking down. today authorities went in saving the boy and killing jimmy lee dykes. we're waiting to hear from state, local and federal officials. we just learned that president obama has spoken with fbi director mueller to congratulate him on how the operation ended, how things went down. as we wait for that news conference, we are joined now by marty savage, who is live in midland city. what's the latest on how the little boy is doing? we know he did go to the hospital. >> reporter: right, susan, yes, we've been getting some updates on how he is. he's been taken now to what's a special wing or area that's been set aside inside that hospital. where he is with his family, and at the same time, can be checked out by doctors and they can assess how he's doing both physically and mentally. there are said to be counselors who are available for the family members as
his condition. cbs also reports the alleged kidnapper jimmy lee dykes is dead. dykes snatched the little boy last tuesday after he stormed a school bus and killed the driver. he had been holding ethan in an underground bunker on his alabama property ever since. we're standing by for a news conference. we'll bring it to you when it happens. >>> a decorated former marine charged with shooting and killing a former navy seal sniper is now on suicide watch. >> eddie ray routh is in a texas jail held on $3 million bond and now police are trying to determine if he's suffering from trauma from the iraq war. >> reporter: texas guards tasered and confined eddie ray routh sunday night after he became violent inside the jail. he's charged with killing chad thefield and chris kyle at a shooting -- littlefield and chris kyle at a shooting range. the shooting happened saturday at a sprawling gun range outside fort worth. police say routh shot the men multiple times with a semiautomatic gun. he was arrested on a texas highway a short time later. routh's neighbors say they can't understand ho
path, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes was a loner. he was estranged from his family. we are told he grew up in the same part of lower alabama where this all played out. he served in the u.s. navy from 1964 to '69. awarded the vietnam service medal and the good conduct medal. after that he lived in florida working as a truck driver and then about two years ago he moved back to the midland city area. that of course, is where his paranoia and eccentric behavior became much worse and where he began building the bunker that was at the center of this almost week long drama, shep. >> shepard: all of that odd behavior included run-ins with neighbors. >> several run-inies with neighbors. he seemed furious if anybody strayed on or near his property. he once as you said beat a neighbor's dog to death with a led pipe. and, of course, we poke to one man on "studio b" last week who got into a scrape with jimmy lee dykes. jimmy davis told us he had been driving on the dirt road near dykes' property with his daughter and his mother when dykes flagged him down and started shouting and cursing. listen. and a
in this story has been saved by hraurplt. a loud boom was heard freeing him from his captor jimmy lee dykes. authorities say they felt he was in imminent danger yesterday afternoon. communication was clearly deteriorating and dykes was becoming agitated. last night we saw them sweeping the property checking for buried bombs as the investigation continues. this while the little boy was taken to a local hospital. >> he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating; the things that you would expect a normal five- to six-year-old young man to do. he's very brave. he's very lucky. and his success story is that he's out safe and doing great. >> f.b.i. officials on the scene at flowers hospital say he is safe and okay. they didn't release any other details about his condition but they did say he was with his mother. as far as a motive in this, a sherrif did touch on it briefly during a press conference yesterday. he said dykes had a message he wanted to get out and that it was a complex message but he wouldn't elaborate anymore on the nature of that. neighbors describe him as a menacing fi
. >> such a weird, scary story here. jimmy lee dykes is said to be making the child as comfortable as possible. allowing the police to send down cheez-its and a hot wheels car. for the youngster. we're told dykes has demanded a reporter be sent down to speak with him. meanwhile, funeral services were held yesterday for the bus driver he was accused of fatally shooting. >>> the latest now on the fatal shooting of former navy s.e.a.l. and author chris kyle and a friend on a shooting range. the suspect apparently suffered mental health issues and is now on suicide watch. here's ryan owens with more. >> reporter: former navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle was such a good shot, he once hit a target a mile way. but tlis plis say a bullet fired at point-blank range is what killed the husband and father of two. the 48-year-old died at place he should have felt comfortable. this gun range south of dallas. defectives say he died at the hands of a young man he was trying to counsel. officers arrested this 25-year-old former marine, eddie ray ralph after a police chase on saturday night. they say he turned th
police say jimmy lee dykes is holding a 5-year-old boy hostage. the boy has asperger's syndrome and is said to be as comfortable as possible. it all began when the suspect allegedly boarded a school bus, demanding hostages. police say he shot the driver when the driver tried to intervene. that driver, charles poland, was laid to rest this weekend. investigators say besides careful negotiations, dykes is showing very few signs that he is willing to end the standoff. elizabeth prann is live in midland, alabama, where she has been since the story first broke. what do we expect to hear from law enforcement today? >> reporter: well, we're about an hour away from a scheduled press briefing where we hope to learn more information about the suspect. all eyes are on jimmy lee dykes. we hope to learn more about the conditions in that underground bunker where he is holding the 5-year-old boy. authorities tell us they're working 24 hours a day. a constant shift of authorities. in fact they set up a compound right next to our location. over the weekend authorities gave us a first-hand look a
-- in an underground bunker in midland city, alabama. the gunman - jimmy lee dykes - entered a child's school bus and murdered the driver, before taking a little boy hostage. dale county sheriff wally olsen expresses how he feels. after they safely rescued the five- year old boy- ethan. >> you know, i am a father and a lot of these men and women that have been sacrificing tireless hours are also parents. you know, it is a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> pam: authorities say, ethan is doing well. he was taken to a local hospital to be checked-- since he suffers from asperger's syndrome and attention deficit disorder. there is no word on exactly how the 65 year-old gunman died. >> a former navy seal sniper was one of two men killed at a shooting in a remote gun range in texas on saturday. chris kyle --known for his record number of kills as a sniper was shot and killed at a gun range in texas. veteran chad littlefield was also shot and killed. police say. eddie ray routh. admitted to shooting both men. after a short chase. police arrested routh. routh spent four year
the suspect. all eyes are on jimmy lee dykes. we hope to learn more about the conditions in that underground bunker where he is holding the 5-year-old boy. authorities tell us they're working 24 hours a day. a constant shift of authorities. in fact they set up a compound right next to our location. over the weekend authorities gave us a first-hand look at the bus involved as it was towed away from the crime scene. authorities holding a press conference thanking the suspect, for quote, taking care of this boy. there is heater in the bunker. the young kindergartener is getting comfort food such as potato chips, toys and coloring book and medication. there is an open line of communication in the pvc pipe we've been hearing about. neighbors described of the man as a menacing figure who often gave threats of violence. jenna. jenna: as we look at some of the video we've seen over the last several days there is this real sense we're seeing of the same thing being repeated and not a lot of progress we put on. there is shot what is happening on sunday. we're showing our viewers now. what about the co
been going on for close to a week. jimmy lee dykes described as a survivalist, the bus driver who shielded other children from the gunman is being hailed as a hero. charles poland jr. was honored yesterday. victor blackwell is following all of the developments from midland city, alabama. ♪ >> hundreds of friends and relatives, strangers, listened to excerpts from letters writtenpy children. the children, 66-year-old bus driver charles poland dref to school every day. teachers arrived oniel low buses aborned with black bows to honor the friend they called chuck. >> he was a simple man, but i can tell you this, there this time, i haven't used a word to describe himself that he would very graciously decline, and that word is hero. >> reporter: he was driving his usual route on tuesday when jimmy lee dykes forced his way on to the bus with the gun and demanded to take two of the 22 children. poland refused. dykes shot and killed him and snatched a 5-year-old boy. local, state and federal authorities have been working around the clock to free the boy from a bunker. heater and electri
allegedly died at the hands of jimmy lee dykes, the man accused of holding a five-year-old boy hostage. poland's funeral will be held this afternoon. a former navy seal is dead after he was shot at a texas gun range. chris kyle is credited with the most confirmed sniper kills, topping 150. a lone gunman opened fire at the range, killing kyle and another patron, chad littlefield. the gunman has been charged with capitol murder. president obama will head to minnesota tomorrow to promote his gun control plan. he chose minneapolis because the city is implementing some of the things he would like to see done nationally. minneapolis has a newell knuth violence initiative. washington redskins quarterback rg3 has been minted the offensive rookie of the year. robert griffin iii led washington to the first east title. >> thanks for the update. hobby lobby, the christian-owned arts ach -- arts & crafts store is facing $3 million fines a day that it comply with a government mandate for birth control pills in their health insurance. what will the mandate modification mean to hobby lobby and other c
-old jimmy lee dykes is the manner. traight this situation. elizabeth, what is the latest on this man? >> reporter: the standoff continues. we just witnessed another sunrise that little boy did not see this morning. he remained in the bunker since tuesday afternoon the hands of a suspected murderer. he's getting comfort food such as potato chips, toys, cheese-its, coloring books, medications and his favorite cars. the line of communication is open through the pvc pipes. the sense of community is trying to get back to normal. nothing like normal for this little boy right now. >> reporter: we see some efforts of normalcy. some schools are back in session. but a number of schools remain closed. the neighborhood behind me with two dozen homes remains evacuated and the community continues to mourn charles poland. friends hailed him as a hero at his funeral yesterday. aiden kelly is a 9th grader who has been riding on his bus for years. he says he got off the bus one stop before this happened. >> he put his life before the kids on the bus. i think that's one of the biggest things he will be
. it has been almost a week now since jimmy lee dykes shot and killed a bus driver and took a 5-year-old boy back to an underground bunker on his property. the fbi continues to have an open line of communication with dykes. the little boy requested crackers and a red-hot wheels car, both of which were delivered to the bunker along with medicine and other comfort items as well. >>> a first on capitol hill. in honor of black history month ark statue of a former slave who made a name for himself in the district is getting a new home. >> and what did you think of last night's super bowl half time show. just in case you missed, we are taking another look at beyonce's performance. you can never have too much beyonce. we'r're sitting on a bunch of shale gas. there's natural gas under my town. it's a game changer. ♪ it means cleaner, cheaper american-made energy. but we've got to be careful how we get it. design the wells to be safe. thousands of jobs. use the most advanced technology to protect our water. billions in the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all.
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